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Re: ?\'s on T-150/D20 Combo (using on YJ) semi-long
for all the work you are going to put into this, I would shy away from the t-150. It is reasonably stout (considering) and it is very compact, but why not get a t-18 or even a t-19 (is that the tranny with the 4:1 syncro first???) I had the t-150 in my jeep till the input shaft made itself into two pieces, and there was nothing worse than having 3:1 first gear. It just plain sucks. Period. You probably don't need to go all out and get a wide ratio t-18 if your not out to end up with creepy crawly gears, but I would personally get a tranny with AT LEAST a 4:1 first. As far as the 20 goes, I have zero complaits with mine, other than a bit lower gear would be nice, but that is somewhat easily if not costly to fix.
All depends on what you want out of your jeep, but personally I think you will go through all that work and then find the t-150 just doesn't cut it.